Start by attending our seminar on Various Municipal Studies!Topics covered will include:The Many Faces of Flood StudiesUsing I/I Reducation to Reduce WWTP Expansion CostsHow to Make IMS Work for YouMore topics to come!Then continue in the APWA festivities by joining the Fox Valley Branch Young Professional group for a Networking Event!
Yes, that’s right! Chicago Metro Chapter has TWO of the TOP TEN Public Works Leaders of the year from the entire country in 2013! Join us to help them celebrate – at not one but two lunches.Join us for both lunches and get a supporter discount. PLEASE READ THROUGH ALL THE REGISTRATION OPTIONS CAREFULLY TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT ONE!Christopher Burke Luncheon President - Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.When: May 16, 201311:30 a ... Read More
The City Branch of the Chicago Metropolitan Chapter, American Public Works Association,again cordially invites you to participate in its 21st ANNUAL Golf Outing.All proceeds benefit the “Dr. Emil Nigro Scholarship Fund.” Begin the golf season with other Public Works professionals and officials. Make your reservations before April 15th.
Please join us for the monthly meeting of the Southwest Branch. Guest Speaker: Paul Parise, Metro South Field Representative Illinois Municipal Retirement FundTopic: IMRF UpdateTime: Social Time 11:30 am Meeting 12:00 pm Lunch 12:10 pm Presentation 1:00 pm-1:30pm Place:Heroes West1530 Commerce DriveJoliet, IL 60431Phone: 815.725.1234http://www.heroeswest.net/
Join the Suburban Branch for our premier Education Event of the Year! This year's topics are centered around Municipal Law and Organized Labor issues impacting public works and public works operations. You have the option to register for either the morning session with lunch, the afternoon session with lunch, or both! The morning is worth 3 PDHs and the afternoon 2.5 PDHs!SIGN UP TODAY!Morning Session – Municipal Law Issues8: ... Read More
APWA Young Professionals would like to extend an invitation to all APWA members to kick off the 2013 golf season with a Top Golf networking event on: Friday April 19, 2013 Registration 1:30pmGolf 2:00pm to 4:00pm What is Top Golf? TopGolf is the premier golf entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets your favorite local hangout spot. Think of it like bowling or darts, but for golf! When it’s your turn, you hit a golf ball co ... Read More
The City Branch invites you to the Spring Luncheon. Our guest speaker will be Tom Power, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Water Management and his topic will be Capital Planning and Beyond - What DWM Has Planned for Future. ...Notes: CEU’s available.
Please join your public and private sector peers for a day of meeting with State Elected Officials to discuss public infrastructure. The Illinois Section of ASCE has scheduled their 6th Annual Spring Legislative Trip to Springfield. This year the event is being cohosted by the Chicago Metro Chapter of APWA.Please join us on Tuesday April 16th in Springfield, to network and discuss issues with legislators that are of interest to your communit ... Read More
The Fox Valley Branch is at it again! This is not your typical seminar as this will provide an opportunity for every attendee to discuss and even, if interested, lead a topic of their choosing. Participants will be able to tailor their day choosing from a variety of topics with possible subject areas covering construction debris and waste, stormwater, water/wastewater, municipal policies and laws, ADA, transportation, GIS/CAD, doing more with les ... Read More
2013 APWA CHICAGO METRO CHAPTER AWARDS LUNCHEONThe Chicago Metropolitan Chapter RecognizesThe Best of The Best In Public WorksAPWA Chicago Metro Chapter cordially invites you to come and celebrate your peer’s accomplishments from 2012. The luncheon will feature awards for projects of the year, as well as individual awards and the coveted Public Works Excellence Award.Also, this year the Chapter will be collecting non-perishable food to supp ... Read More
Please join your friends at our monthly lunch meeting of the Southwest Branch.The topic for this meeting will be "Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity Requirements Update"Sign retroreflectivity is the measure of how visible highway signs are to nighttime drivers. The 2009 MUTCD publication was the first to require minimum threshold retroreflectivity values and maintenance systems for traffic signs used by states and local agencies. In Ju ... Read More
The Fox Valley Branch in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation is organizing a half day seminar on materials closeout issues.ARE YOU TRYING TO CLOSE OUT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WITH UNRESOLVED MATERIALS ISSUES?Join us to learn the secrets to materials closeout. IDOT Quality Assurance Manager Kathy Hutton will provide an overview of the process and discuss a variety of commonly occurring deficiencies. Review your outstanding mat ... Read More
Trees on streets and on other publicly owned properties managed by Public Works agencies provide a multitude of aesthetic and environmental benefits to citizens, businesses and visitors alike. Beyond shade and beauty, trees also have practical benefits and a real monetary value that cities sometimes are unaware of. Unlike other public infrastructure components, properly planted and maintained trees increase in value over time.An urban ... Read More
Join the Suburban Branch at our bimonthly Lunch Meeting at Dave & Buster's.Congestion pricing: good for residents and region!Erin Aleman with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency For Planning (CMAP) will talk to us about the GO TO 2040 plan and specifically how congestion in the Chicago region costs drivers time, money, and patience. Building expressway capacity is critical to handling our traffic, but construction cannot relieve conges ... Read More
Join the Underground Contractors Association (UCA) and APWA at the Chicagoland Laborers’ District Council Training Center in Carol Stream for an interactive seminar on underground crossings & casings.The seminar will cover the following topics:Tunnel Boring (O’Hare TBM Project)Pipe RammingAuger BoringTrenchless EngineeringCasing FillNew Industry Standards as of 1/1/13Live demonstration!UCA members participating on ... Read More
Come join your friends and make new ones at the Chicago Wolves Hockey Game on March 10, 2013!The festivities begin with an "unofficial tailgate" gathering at the nearby Steak 'n Shake restaraunt (10421 W Touhy Ave, Rosemont) at 2:00.Doors open at 3:00 and the game begins at 4:00 at the AllState Arena. Purchased tickets will be available at will call.Bring your kids, your spouse, your coworkers, and your neighbors to enj ... Read More
The program will include presentations by the following speakers, along with interactive question and answer sessions with the audience as part of each presentation. The following speakers and topics are planned:• Todd Destree ( HR Green) - Stakeholder Coordination and Communication• Contractor Representative TBD - Topic TBD• Phil Kazimier (WBK Engineering) - Project Closure – Precon to Completion• L ... Read More
Please join us for the monthly meeting of the Southwest Branch. The topic for this meeting will be "Implementation of a Storm Water Utility"Guest Speaker: Nan Newlan Director of Public Works, Village of Downers GroveTime: Social Time 11:30 am Meeting 12:00 pm Lunch 12:10 pm Presentation 1:00 pm-1:30pm Place:Heroes West1530 Commerce DriveJoliet, IL 60431Phone: 815.725.1234http://www.heroeswest.net/
Please join the Suburban Branch in discussing Utility Inventory and Asset Management in this morning seminar. The following topics will be discussed:Utility Inventory and Asset Management Planning and Resources Carolyn Grieves of Baxter and Woodman will talk about planning for development or enhancement of an existing utility inventory and asset management program. She will provide basic guidance for getting started as well as an overview ... Read More
The Southwest Branch of APWA will be hosting a Financing Options for Water & Wastewater Improvements on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the Plainfield Village Hall at 24401 W Lockport Street Plainfield Illinois 605858:00 – 8:30 Sign In, Refreshments8:30 – 8:45 Welcome, Summary, APWA Announcements8:45 – 9:45 DCEO Financing Option by Ben Wilson North Central Illinois Council of Governments 9:45 – 10:30 Break10:00 – ... Read More
The extensive system of roadways in Lake County is constantly being expanded and improved. The majority of work in the public right-of-way is reconstruction and alteration work which public works funds are used to maintain. Each altered facility must be accessible to and useable by people with disabilities, to the maximum extent feasible. Integrating accessible features into planned alterations requires an understanding of both regulatory and usa ... Read More
What is Mathcounts? It is a national math competition for 6th 7th and 8th graders. Chicago Metro co-hosts the Chicago competition with the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers.What can you do? Help us run the exam - Feb 23 at CNA from 7:30 to 2:30. Come help score exams, welcome students, proctor the test and join your fellow APWA members in a great day to encourage over 200 kids to pursue a career in engineering and public works.
Fox Valley Branch of Chicago Chapter of APWA in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation is organizing a one-day course on the latest procedures and requirements for hot mix asphalt field inspection. Presentations will be made by IDOT Field Engineer Ryan Sheley.Small Drainage Structure InspectionEach participant will:• Inspect traffic protection for compliance with plans and specifications• Inspect installation and bac ... Read More
February Monthly Meeting - Please join us as we honor our award winners.To register please send an email to Josh Wheelerjoswhe@northchicago.org or by phone (847) 596-8691 Payment is accepted at the door, please make checks payable to “APWA Lake Branch”.
February Chapter Executive Committee Meeting and Lunch. This meeting is open to all Chapter Executive Committee members, Branch Officers, and Chapter Committee Co-Chairs. The meeting will be at Fox & Hound, 1416 North Roselle Road, Schaumburg.
Join us and guest speaker Larry Bury, Policy Director for the Northwest Municipal Conference, as we discuss state legislative priorities and updates for 2013 as they relate to the Public Works and Engineering fields! Social/Networking time starts at 11:30 am. Lunch at 12:15 will be classic family style Italian fair.Cost is $ 35 for MembersCost is $ 40 for Non-Members
Please join us for the monthly meeting of the Southwest Branch. Guest Speaker: John WaltonTopic: Alternative Fuels 101Alternative fuels 101 is an introduction to alternative fuels and technologies. You will be introduced to Natural Gas, BioDiesel, Ethanol, Propane, Hydrogen and electricity as fuels to replace gasoline and diesel fuel. The vehicles that are available or can be retrofitted to use these fuels will be discussed. In addition we will l ... Read More
Please Join the Suburban Branch in our first bi-monthly luncheon of 2013. This informational lunchtime seminar promises to provide keen insight into the complicated world of Municipal Law. It will provide an opportunity to not only learn the law, but also learn how it is applied in public works-related cases.Derke Price with Ancel Glink will be providing an update and fielding questions concerning recent prevailing wage and labor contracting requ ... Read More
The City Branch invites you to the Winter Luncheon. Our guest speaker will be Rick Harnish, Executive Director, Midwest High Speed Rail Association and his topic will be High Speed Rail in the Midwest– progress – what will it look like? ...Notes: Free Onsite Parking, CEU’s available, Family Style Lunch. The Midwest High Speed Rail Association is a member-supported, non-profit organization advocating for fas ... Read More
The Suburban Branch invites you to the 2013 Awards Banquet. The banquet will be held on Thursday, January 24th to honor the recipients of the Suburban Branch Project of the Year Award Winners. Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments!This year's Banquet will be held at Beautiful Medinah Banquets in Addison... Come to Celebrate this year's Award Winners and enjoy a fantastic lunch.The cost for this year's banquet is $55 for members and $65 for non-members!
Although year 2012 saw little rainfall, communities in the Southwest Branch area are continually faced with stormwater management issues and additional regulatory requirements both from a water quantity and a water quality perspective. Recently, IEPA concluded the public comment period for the Post Development Stormwater Standards which will have far reaching impacts for communities throughout the state. An overview of what stormwater management ... Read More
Please join us for the monthly meeting of the Southwest Branch. The 2013 Project of the Year Award Winners will be recognized.Time: Social Time 11:30 am Meeting 12:00 pm Lunch 12:10 pm Presentation 1:00 pm-1:30pm Place:Heroes West1530 Commerce DriveJoliet, IL 60431Phone: 815.725.1234http://www.heroeswest.net/
Tis the Season!!Join the Chapter - for a great holiday party, networking, the annual Toys for Tots Collection (please bring toys for infants and teens - they are short this year), the National APWA president, scholarship awards, elections, a raffle and MORE!Meet and greet runs from 11:30 to 12:15 and lunch starts at 12:15 pm.Sign up today - online registration ends November 30, 2012.
Chicago Metro Chapter APWA – City Branch Meeting, November 30, 2012Location: Standard Equipment Company2033 West Walnut Street(near Damen & Lake - free onsite parking)Chicago, Illinois 60612Topic: Greening Your Vehicular FleetGuest Speaker: Bryan Hansel, CEO Smith Electric Ve ... Read More
Location: Old Towne Pub & Eatery, 201 W. State Street, Geneva, IL 60134Topic: Hydrophilic Gasket Sealing Technology; a solution to sealing deficiencies in cured in-place pipe lining by Jake Saltzman of LMK Technologies, Inc. The presentation was the most attended track at the 2012 No-Dig Conference in Nashville, TN earlier this year!
Topic: Illinois Public Service Institute 2012 RecapThe panel will summarize some of the important topics from the 2012 IPSI conference focused on SERVICE. Topics include service excellence, communication skills, business etiquette, performance appraisals, and workplace safety. Do not miss this opportunity to learn from leaders in the field.Presenters: Tony Torres, Troy Ishler, Allen Persons, & Sean O’DellDate: Wednesday, Oct ... Read More
The Chicago Metro Chapter is presenting a half day class to be held at three locations, Schaumburg, Naperville and Libertyville on three separate dates. This workshop will be at the Libertyville Sports Complex on October 30.This half day class will review the current law and how the new regulations that took affect August 27, 2012 were developed and how they will affect projects. Attendees will also learn how to avoid high testing costs while rem ... Read More
Registration is now available four our annual Snow & Ice Conference!Speakers include representatives from Algonquin Township, DuPage DOT, McHenry DOT, Arlington Heights, Cary, Wauconda, Milwaukee, Televant/DTN. See the schedule below and click the link above to register.Registration is $75. Exhibitors can register for $150. Please see details in the attached flyer and registration form.Seminar will be worth 6.0 PDHs
The Southwest Branch proudly presents a seminar focused on a vast array of transportation topics that is a must for all municipalities and consulting engineers to attend. Topics include: transportation grantsquality based selection for consulting engineersrecommended subdivision standards for HMA pavementbridge deck rehabilitationwhite toppinghot-in place asphalt recyclingroundabouts
The Chicago Metro Chapter is presenting a half day class to be held at three locations, Schaumburg, Naperville and Libertyville on three separate dates. This workshop will be at Napervill Public Works on Wednesday, October 17.This half day class will review the current law and how the new regulations that took affect August 27, 2012 were developed and how they will affect projects. Attendees will also learn how to avoid high testing costs while r ... Read More
The Chicago Metro Chapter is presenting a half day class to be held at three locations, Schaumburg, Naperville and Libertyville on three separate dates. This workshop will be at the Schaumburg Praire Center on Tuesday, October 16.This half day class will review the current law and how the new regulations that took affect August 27, 2012 were developed and how they will affect projects. Attendees will also learn how to avoid high testin ... Read More
The Suburban Branch of the Chicago Metro Chapter of APWA is stronger than ever! With new members and loads of education and social events, we felt the need to brand ourselves with a new identity. The branch has always just used the Chicago Metro Chapter logo along with our “Suburban Branch” name under. We are looking for a creative new logo that represents the identity of the Suburban Branch, public works, our geographic footprint ... Read More
UPDATED... REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE!Join the Suburban Branch for a tour of the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Traning Academy (NIPSTA) in Glenview. The facility will be jam-packed that with Fire and Police and Hazmat training going on so there will be plenty of action to see! Come join us!SIGN UP EARLY... SPACE IS LIMITED TO 30 ATTENDEES!Educational tour and training is worth 1.5 PDHs
Please join us for the monthly meeting of the Southwest Branch. Guest Speaker:Michael T. Jurusik, Partner at Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd.Topic: Current Legal Issues in Municipal GovernmentMichael will be addressing a number of hot legal topics in the areas of public work and municipal government. If you have any specific questions you would like to have answered, please send them to Sean O’Dell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Time: Social Time 11 ... Read More
FOX VALLEY & SUBURBAN BRANCHESPresentJoint Public Works Boot CampAn interactive workshop designed to provide a unique learning experience.Building on the success of past camps, the Fox Valley and Suburban Branches are now combining forces! This is not your typical seminar as this will provide an opportunity for every attendee to discuss and even, if interested, lead a topic of their choosing. Participants will be able to tailor their day cho ... Read More
SIGN UP TODAY for a great tour of Oak Park's recent "Green" projects. The Village of Oak Park has made renewable engergy a priority in three recent projects. Join the Suburban Branch for a tour of these facilities. The schedule includes:Light Late Lunch and Networking at Oak Park's LEED Public Works BuildingTour the solar thermal (hot water) system at Public Works CenterTour the new Geothermal System at V ... Read More
Agencies with Public Works roles are invited to attend a day-long workshop including a tabletop and "hands on" functional disaster drill. Participants will gain practical knowledge regarding deploying & staging Public Works equipment during a local disaster. Information gained will allow your organization to be better prepared to deal with natural and man-made disasters prior to, during, and after a local emergency or ev ... Read More
Please join us for the annual Public Roads Deicing Workshop on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. The workshop is hosted by APWA Chicago Metro Chapter and the DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup, sponsored by the DuPage County Stormwater Management Division, SNI Solutions, Monroe Truck Equipment, and CDM Smith.Agenda Buffet Breakfast and Sign-In Salt in Our Rivers – Local Water Quality Conditions – Stephen McCracken and Dan Bounds ... Read More
The program will include discussions, by a panel of attorneys that represent municipalities and contractors, along with an interactive question and answer session with the audience. The following attorneys will be participating:John (Jack) Foley of Maurides Foley Tabangay & TurnerMargery Newman of Deutsch, Levy & EngelDerke Price of Ancel Glink Diamond Bush DiCianni & KraftheferLorence Slutzky of Robbins Schwartz Nicholas Lift ... Read More
Please join us for the monthly meeting of the Southwest Branch. Guest Speaker: Ronald J. Abrant, U.S. Army Corps of EngineersTopic: Intricacies of Obtaining an Army Corps PermitTime: Social Time 11:30 am Meeting 12:00 pm Lunch 12:10 pm Presentation 1:00 pm-1:30pm Place:Heroes West Sports Grill 1530 Commerce DriveJoliet, IL 60431Phone: 815.725.1234http://www.heroeswest.net/
Join us in Anaheim for a great chapter dinner - Ralph Brennans at Downtown Disney. It is a great location - walking distance from the hotel, out on the terrace with front row seats of the Disney Fireworks. Register today, or plan to sponsor this great event!
Join your fellow Public Works and Water Works employees, families, and friends for an afternoon of food, fun, and live horseracing at Arlington Park!TheSuburban Branch American Public Works Association (APWA)andIllinois Section American Water Works Association (ISAWWA)invite you to join us for a "Family Day" at Arlington Park Race Track for an afternoon of excitement. All are welcome, clients, friends, family, spo ... Read More
Concrete is becoming increasingly competitive in the resurfacing market. Whitetopping (concrete over asphalt pavement) is a technique proven in Illinois for rehabilitating worn and deteriorated asphalt roads and streets using long-lasting concrete pavement. And enhanced fiber technology is making concrete even tougher for adverse traffic environments.Learn about this technique and observe it firsthand at a FREE Open House being held ... Read More